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Imagine Dragons


Fourth studio album from the Las Vegas pop rock four-piece

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  1. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Origins is further proof of Reynolds’ pop songwriting capabilities and also his ambition when it comes to pushing the messages that matter onto the charts
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  2. 8.0 |   Q

    As emotional Trojan Horses go, few do it better. Print edition only

  3. 7.0 |   All Music

    Everything sounds vaguely familiar, vaguely connected, all designed to function as a soundtrack to whatever task you'd like
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  4. 5.3 |   Pitchfork

    The Las Vegas rock band’s fourth album is categorically soaring and sometimes pleasant, but it is so broad and hollow that it is difficult to feel anything these guys are feeling
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  5. 5.0 |   PopMatters

    Imagine Dragons return with Origins, a passionate set of songs with soothing instrumentals and sentimental lyrics, but too limited in its pop strengths
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  6. 5.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Masters of hook, clearly gifted in vocal performance, attuned to hip musical tweaks, Imagine Dragons could have been alt-rock heroes in another life
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  7. 5.0 |   The Music

    They wanted to create with no boundaries and make something different and new to them
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  8. 4.0 |   NME

    Big, bold and a little bit naff, this is another bread and butter album from a mindbogglingly huge group
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  9. 4.0 |   The Guardian

    The most streamed rock band in the world may want us to believe they are angry philosophers, but the reality doesn’t change a gilt-edged mainstream formula
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  10. 4.0 |   The Irish Times

    A lacklustre mess. It will sell millions
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  11. 2.2 |   Gig Soup

    This is barely an album: there is no flow and the themes are tossed around like a Pinterest board
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  12. 2.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Step aside Nickelback, there’s a new sheriff in town
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